Odd, I tried what you just cut-and-pasted, and it worked. Maybe something temporary? Or the browser is ‘stuck’ somehow mid-load; I’ve stopped and hit Reload with good results on one website that does that to me a lot. Or try http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/
Tidbits from the two blogs:
Hypatia almost certainly wouldn’t have ‘believed in philosophy’; she would have believed in the One, like a good neo-Platonist.
She probably believed that *mathematics* and star-gazing were means to purifying the soul for contemplating the One
She is called an ‘astrologer’ in the ancient sources, which in those days meant roughly the celestial mechanics of Ptolemy plus horoscope-casting.
Here’s another good site, on mathematicians: http://www.gap-system.org/~history/
And Hypatia’s bio:
And her father Theon of Alexandria:
Hypatia was not attacked for being a non-Christian, not if we put together the few sources we have on her and the times.
First, no ancient source in fact mentions what she *believes*, i.e. if she’s in fact a Neo-Platonist or a Christian;
Second, many of her students were Christians: three future Christian bishops, and other high church officials;
Indeed it’s maybe a coin-flip’s chance she was a Christian herself. Christianity had a distinctly Neo-Platonist strand in its early centuries, especially among the Alexandrian theologians.
Not long after Hypatia, another woman was teaching mathematics in Alexandria. So the outrage of the mob wasn’t because she was a woman either.
In fact, she was attacked for meddling in city politics, and late Classical Alexandria, apparently, had especially ugly mob-politics.
A last quibble: Hypatia was in her sixties when she was murdered - why couldn’t Helen Mirren have played Hypatia?
The Mike Flynn articles makes a nice canned history of, as he puts it, the mean streets of Alexandria.